Award-Winning Dissertation Focuses on How Black Men Develop as Leaders

Michael Daniels, Ph.D., '22, director of Kent State's E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center, recently received a national dissertation of the year award from the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Foundation. Daniels’ dissertation is a constructivist grounded theory study on undergraduate Black men and how they develop their leader identity. The result of this study was a substantive theory and model on the leader identity development process of Black men.

The Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award encourages high-quality research relevant to college student services administration and to student affairs. This award recognizes outstanding dissertation research conducted by doctoral degree recipients presently in or intending to enter the student affairs profession. The award is sponsored and funded by the NASPA Foundation.

NASPA is a member-centered association supporting a diverse and passionate network of 15,000 professionals and 1,200 institutions across the globe. Daniels is a College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) alumnus.

EHHS provides more information about the Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award here.

POSTED: Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:20 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 04:01 PM
April McClellan-Copeland